Volume 6 | July 28, 2022


Hey Stockton!

We closed out the 2nd quarter of 2022 with a new Chief of Police, an updated budget, and many community-focused projects, developments, and programs underway. 

Below is a glimpse into what we've been up to this quarter regarding homelessness/housing, education and youth programming, public safety, and civic engagement/community enrichment.

-Mayor Kevin J. Lincoln II


In June we broke ground on two projects that will serve our unhoused community:

  • The Stockton Shelter for the Homeless Navigation Center and Shelter expansion. This project will bring 180 shelter beds, wrap-around services, and navigation services/assistance to our city. Project completion is expected in January of 2023.
  • The Housing Authority of San Joaquin's (HACSJ) Sonora Square. This project will provide 37 permanent supportive housing units for chronically homeless individuals who are also in need of mental health services.

The City of Stockton also celebrated the ribbon cutting of Community Medical Centers 24-hour Respite Center in downtown Stockton. The Respite Center provides 24-hour shelter and wrap-around medical and behavioral health services to those in need of care.

On June 14th, City Council reviewed and approved a project proposal for a 125-bed Low Barrier Shelter project to be operated by the Salvation Army of Stockton. This project proposal was received in response to the Notice of Funding Available released by the City in April of 2022. The City Council-approved proposal is set to go before the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors for final approval and capital improvement funding allocation from the County.

Low-Barrier Shelter Proposal Presentation

On July 26th, City Council awarded a $5.7m contract to Community Medical Centers to establish a 3-year Crisis Intervention Pilot Program, Care Link Community Response program. The pilot will provide an alternative dispatch response to non-violent and low-level 911 calls for behavioral health intervention. 

"Our City Council is committed to providing solutions that address the root cause of homelessness. 66% of our unsheltered residents are experiencing mental health or substance use challenges. This Care Link Response Program provides the appropriate response to non-emergency calls for service, supporting those impacted by our current behavioral health crisis." - Mayor Lincoln

CMC Care Link Response Presentation

We've also:

  • Approved the Homeless Employment Litter Program (HELP) in partnership with Ready to Work and CalTrans District 10. HELP will employ homeless individuals for clean-up activities along our highways, freeways, and on and off ramps. Contracted services begin September 1st. 
  • Contracted with Stockon 209 Cares, Ready to Work, and Greater Valley Conservation Corps to expand our Clean City Initiative services and clean-ups. 
  • Continued Homeless Outreach Team weekly encampment outreaches.
  • Hosted 2 community recycling events, encampment clean-ups, and removed hundreds of tons of trash through the Clean City Initiative.

Clean City Events / Registration

Youth programming and opportunities are among the top Council priorities for 2022.

We are committed to partnering with community-based organizations to expand educational, occupational, and recreational opportunities for our youth in Stockton.

This quarter we:

  • Partnered with Abbott Global, the Real Madrid Foundation, UOP, and El Concilio to host a Soccer Clinic for local youth, that included a health and nutrition seminar as well as health screenings for parents.
  • Participated in SUSD's Family Resource Center's "Summer of Love" Community Outreach pop-up at Angel Cruz park. The outreaches continue throughout the Summer, providing educational and family support resources to parents and students at various locations. 
  • Joined the All or Nunn Youth Basketball Clinic at Weston Ranch High School, where kids of all ages participated in a multi-day clinic with pro basketball players. 
  • Celebrated four of our local Community-Based Organizations serving our youth. Youth and Staff from Parents By Choice, Children's Home of Stockton, Child Abuse Prevention Council, and Women's Center Youth and Family Services enjoyed a night out at the Stockton Ports, where their leaders were honored for their service in our community.


Our office has partnered with San Joaquin Delta College for their "Mustangs in the Outfield" event on Sunday, August 7th. Complimentary game tickets are available to community members, while supplies last. The goal of the event is to share of the dozens of Career Educational Programs and Pathways Delta College has available, that quickly lead graduates to high-wage jobs. 

Register for a Game Voucher

Welcome Chief McFadden

We welcomed our 50th Chief of Police, Stan McFadden, to the Stockton Police Department this June. Chief McFadden comes with decades of public safety leadership experience and is Stockton's first African American Chief.

CalVIP Grant Application

On July 26th, City Council approved a $2,019,656 California Violence Prevention (CalVIP) grant application and $2,539,043 of in-kind matching City funds, to strengthen and enhance the Office of Violence Prevention’s strategies and expand their focus to high-risk youth.

“We must make every effort to protect and provide opportunities for the future of our city, our young people. The strategies outlined in this expansion plan directly address the prevention and intervention needs of our at-risk youth.” - Mayor Lincoln

CalVIP Application Proposal

Community Events:

This quarter we enjoyed the return of large in-person events and gatherings including:

  • Stockton's brand new Flavor Fest
  • Cinco De Mayo Parade
  • 2022 State of the City event
  • 2022 Juneteenth Festival
  • Love Stockton Community Picnic
  • 4th of July at Weber Point

City Council Meetings:

We welcome your attendance at our twice-monthly City Council meetings. This is your opportunity to hear what is happening in the city and to share your voice in the process. Check out our website to read our Council Meeting Re-Caps, and to participate in upcoming meetings.

Stay Informed


This quarter we celebrated the new playground equipment and basketball court installation at Dentoni Park, and allocated $9 million to aid in addressing the backlog of sidewalk and tree maintenance in the city.